Familiar Old Friends on Shelter Island

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I have had a long love affair with Shelter Island – a place that many people in New York have never heard of; a place some have heard of, but they aren’t sure where it is; a place some have driven through.  An even smaller number have been and stayed there!  It’s an island between the North and South Fork of Eastern Long Island where time, in many ways, has stood still; for me it is like the Midwest meets New England: It is a very special place.

While it is necessary to take a short ferry to get to the island from either Greenport or North Haven, there are treasures to be found.

I think it is worth the trip, and so apparently does HC&G!


Please STOP The Construction!

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I really enjoy projects that involve construction.

From the very beginning of my career a significant amount of my work has involved alterations, major renovations, or entirely new construction. I find the process, the opportunities, and the challenges invigorating!

In the case of a new loft near Lincoln Center I was able to see the apartment before the developer was finished with construction: I saw the many errors of their ways (plans & details) and their missed opportunities. I encouraged my new clients to ask the developers to stop the construction and purchase the apartment ‘as-is’.

They did!

This stealth move prevented wasted time having the developer build-out what we knew we didn’t want, and then remove it before we could start with our plans…